Vaccines.I do not want any vaccines given to puppies for the first three weeks you have them home while they are under stress from the move. Once ity is time for puppy shots i advise only a FOURWAY under 5 months of age
FOUR WAY puppy shot that contains four vaccines that cover five diseases. PARVO, DISTEMPER, ADENO 2,HEPATITIS, PARAINFLUENZA
VACCINES TO BE CAUTIOUS OF
1. Lepto Sometimes the four way shots are called "Five way shots" because they cover five disease( four vaccines in one that cover five diseases) ,but BEWARE as 'Five Way Shots" may contain a vaccine called Lepto as the 5th vaccine ( thus covering 6 diseases) Lepto vaccine has higher risk of side effects so should not be used if possible.
( if you have lepto disease in your area, please consider waiting until puppy is at least 5 months and simply taking preventive measures such as puppy away from mice urine and away from camping or and other risk factors.
Lepo vaccine can be dangerous and may not cover all the strain in your area. Lepto vaccine is only effective for about 8 months, so must be repeated. If the risks of disease are low for your dog, then it may be wiser to avoid this vaccine. Ultimately the choice should be yours and not your Vets, so research.If the Vet insists on Lepto vaccine then please find out if the strains in your area are covered by the vaccine. Contact the vaccine company and even the CDC to see what strains of Lepto are in your area. Why use a more dangerous vaccine unless you know the risks are worth taking?
2. Bortdella. In my opinion the nasal drops are worse then the injectable. Research shows that drop placed in the nose of a small breed puppy may produce a chronic inflammatory response in the tissues can become chronic. Please wait until your puppy is over 8 months old for this nasal liquid vaccine, when the immune system is stronger.
3. Giardia Vaccine- I don't believe in vaccines for parasites or mild illnesses that are easily treatable. What more is there to say? Research it. Please don't use until adulthood, if you must.
4.Corona I hate this vaccine too. All my research shows it is a puppy disease and relatively mild. Are the risk of higher side effects with this vaccine worth it in a relatively mild disease? If a puppy has parasites and then contracts coronoa on top of a pre exiting condition, then the illness may be worse. Why are Veterinarians promoting this vaccine for adults? Is Corona being contracted by adults now? Honestly, Veterinarians seem to peddle everything they are sold by the salesmen. I wonder if Veterinarians are given bonuses and lots of goodies to promote a companies' products? I wouldn't be a bit surprised.
Rabies- Please make sure your Vet gives this vaccine by itself and not combined with any other vaccines. It amazes me the incompetence related to vaccines in the Veterinarians. Some of them give the Rabies right along with the yearly booster and think nothing of it. How many Veterinarians see the dog they vaccinate suffer vaccine related illness or injuries? They don't! the owners are the one who takes the puppy home. The owner is the one who sees the illnesses when you go back to the Vet a week later with your sick pet, the Veterinarian won't even be able to put 2 and 2 together to make 4 .....meaning they won't even remember the vaccines they gave a week ago and connect the dots. Need I say more? Don't forget that sick pets are big business.